Founded by Neil McPherson, Artistic Director of the Finborough Theatre, Concordance is the Finborough Theatre's resident company – nearly every Finborough Theatre production since 2002 have been presented by – or in association with – Concordance.
Concordance's artistic policy is to present new writing. music theatre and an idiosyncratic selection of unjustly neglected work from the from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Concordance is especially committed to music theatre and integrating music into its work, and is committed to productions featuring the writing of non-theatrical artists - poets, artists, novelists - and presenting their work in a theatrical setting.
Concordance was founded in 1981 and has presented over 150 productions, both in London and the regions.
Early productions included Stephen MacDonald's Not About Heroes, Steven Berkoff's Harry's Christmas and many productions for the City of London Festival. From 1991 to 2000, Concordance's productions included many world premiere productions of new writing including a theatrical version of Barry Fogden's award-winning poem, Displaced Person (City of London Festival); playwright Tom Kempinski's return to the stage as an actor after 25 years in his own one-man show, Heinrich Heine vs Nikolai Gogol, (New End Theatre, Hampstead); three plays by award-winning playwright Anthony Melnikoff - Little Squares, Steinberg's Day of Atonement, and Child of the Forest (the latter two plays were both shortlisted for the Arts Council's Meyer-Whitworth Award for New Writing); and two co-productions - Julia Pascal's St Joan (New End Theatre, Hampstead, and sell-out French tour) and Saving Charlotte (Bridewell Theatre).
Since 2002, productions presented by Concordance are announced as 'Finborough Theatre' productions. You can see all these productions in our online Archive here.